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Hospice Transformed Partnership for Bank VP

Posted on September 2, 2020 by Rebecca Brackett

While National Grand Bank has supported Care Dimensions since 1995, one bank VP describes how the relationship became personal for her family. ...

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Bringing Dad Home with Hospice was True Gift

Posted on August 24, 2020 by Kathy Crowley

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Boston area, Care Dimensions made it possible for James Crowley to spend his remaining days at home with his family instead of being isolated in a hospital. ...

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Why I Walk: Spotlight on Becky Christie

Posted on August 17, 2020 by Care Dimensions

When Becky Christie lost her mother in 2014, she was inspired by the fact that her mother was always willing to help someone going through a hard time.  Becky decided to channel her grief and follow in her mother’s footsteps of helping others by becoming a volunteer for Care Dimensions in 2015.   Before COVID-19 disrupted the usual routine, Becky volunteered b...

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Finding Comfort, Care in Midst of Life’s Storms

Posted on August 12, 2020 by Rev. Donna Spencer Collins, M.Div.

Although things may look bleak as we experience turbulence and adversity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, a chaplain encourages us to persevere through the storm. ...

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Transforming Cranney Corner for Virtual Walk for Hospice

Posted on July 28, 2020 by Judy Cranney, RN, MS, CHPCA, NEA-BC

Care Dimensions COO Judy Cranney, her husband and their two dogs won't be at their usual Walk for Hospice spot, but they're doing the next best thing for this year's virtual event. ...

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Rainbow Promise

Posted on July 23, 2020 by Robert Hagopian, M.Div.

A rainbow helps a Care Dimensions hospice chaplain support a grieving family and remind his co-workers of their promise to patients and families. ...

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Podcast: Advance Care Planning with Ellen DiPaola

Posted on July 8, 2020 by Mia Buscone

In this special episode of the Care Dimensions Learning Institute's podcast, host Mary Crowe discusses advance care planning with Ellen DiPaola, president and CEO of Honoring Choices Massachusetts. ...

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Caring Through COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on July 1, 2020 by Mary Hickey, RN

Veteran nurse Mary Hickey came to Care Dimensions to focus on end-of-life care. She says the COVID-19 pandemic brought new challenges, but the experience confirms she made the right decision. ...

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Podcast: Taking to the Bed? I Don’t Think So!

Posted on June 25, 2020 by Mia Buscone

In this episode of the Care Dimensions Learning Institute’s podcast, hosts Lyn Skarmeas and Mary Crowe discuss how the concept of “taking to the bed” does not apply to hospice care. ...

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Hospice Aide: Helping Others is a Way of Life

Posted on June 24, 2020 by Claudia Vivanco, CNA

Claudia Vivanco explains why she became a hospice aide and why Care Dimensions is the best place she has worked in her 15 years as a certified nursing assistant. ...

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Since 1978, Care Dimensions has provided comprehensive and compassionate care for individuals and families dealing with life-threatening illnesses. As the non-profit leader in advanced illness care, we offer services in more than 95 communities in Eastern Massachusetts.